EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

EltaMD UV Clear
Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

1.7 oz Airless Pump: Tinted Item #02520
1.7 oz Airless Pump: Untinted Item #02500

Oil-free EltaMD UV Clear helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to breakouts, rosacea and discoloration. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Very lightweight and silky, it may be worn with makeup or alone.

NEW! Also available in a tinted formula to even-out most skin tones.

  • 9.0% transparent zinc oxide
  • Antioxidants help absorb free radicals
  • Calms and protects acne-prone skin
  • Leaves no residue
  • UVA/UVB sun protection
  • Fragrance-free, oil-free, paraben-free, sensitivity-free and noncomedogenic


Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate

Ingredient Insights

Zinc oxide: Natural mineral compound that works as a sunscreen agent by reflecting and scattering UVA and UVB rays

Niacinamide (vitamin B3): Anti-inflammatory that reduces redness and enhances the appearance of dry or damaged skin and restores suppleness

Sodium hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid): Humectant that attracts and retains moisture, improving skin feel and restores suppleness

Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E): Antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging

EltaMD UV Clear Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

EltaMD UV Clear Tinted Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Octyl Stearate, Iron Oxides, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

Uses: EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 helps prevent sunburn and, if used as directed with other sun protection measures (see Directions), decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.

Directions: Apply EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if you will be swimming or sweating. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.


Rated 2 out of 5 by from Could be fantastic The formula actually seems really promising and I've been searching all over for a moisturizer with SPF that doesn't irritate or dry out my sensitive skin, which makes it all the more frustrating that the pump just completely stopped working on the third day of use. No matter how many times I kept trying or how many different ways, it still would not work. At best, if I slam my hand down on the pump very hard I can get a tiny smattering of product that barely covers one cheek. Considering the price, this kind of issue is unacceptable. The most I can do now is pry open the top and use my fingers to get the product, which completely negates the hygienic advantage of such pumps. I am very disappointed here.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sheer! awessome This is the best facial sunscreen that I have ever used! I have developed super sensitivity to all kinds of products, so at the first of the year dumped all former products and have switched to a full routine of EltaMD products after exhaustive research. I was having issues with clogged pores, probably from my old sunscreen. Two trips to the dermatologist was no help at all. A facial and EltaMD products has cleared my skin This is sheer, your skin actually feels baby soft after application. Not thick or sticky as so many sunscreens can be. I highly recommend it!! No problems with the pump,and I love the pump application. I also use the foaming cleanser,AM & AM Therapy and my skin has improved remarkably.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No other sunscreen compares This sunscreen was the holy grail at the end of a decade plus search for the perfect sunscreen. It has this smooth, silky feel with no greasiness or the rebound tightness that you get from "mattifying" products. The *only* thing that would make it better is if Elta MD would please omit the octinoxate so it would be a chemical-free SPF. I don't understand why it has to be in the formula because the zinc oxide is a UVA and UVB blocker.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sunscreen; finally, one that leaves my skin looking healthy and does not clog pores or cause me to break out. However, I am very concerned about the use of octinoxate - why does this chemical ingredient have to be in the formulation? The chemical has been shown to disrupt the endocrine system (to cause unnatural fluctuations in hormones) in much smaller amounts than those used in this product. Why, Elta MD, why? (Again, great product, otherwise).
Date published: 2015-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstaning Product for everyday use I use UV Clear as my daily sunscreen. It goes on very easily and sheer, like most men I want something that goes on quick and simple. I also recommended it to my teenage son who was having a small issue with acne breakouts. He found it easy to use with his routine for acne and has had some nice improvement in his skin
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth, Light, and Doesn't Flair My Rosacea This sunscreen was recommended by my dermatologist to both provide good protection and help prevent rosacea flairs. Most sunscreens which contains oxybenzone and/or avobenzone cause my skin to react (and so does octylsalicylate which is in EltaMD UV Sport). This formula, however, really does not seem to irritate my skin. The 5% niacinamide does appear effective in calming my skin. It protects well- as long as you don't sweat it all off. The texture and consistency are smooth and light; this doesn't "feel like" sunscreen. It is moisturizing as well- it's enough to moisturizer my combination skin even in the dry winter months due to the sodium hyaluronate and the smoothing silicones this formulation contains.
Date published: 2015-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sunscreen search over! This is the best sunscreen I have ever used. I have combination, dry, oily, acne prone, mild rosacea, aging skin. i look better and my skin has improved with this sunscreen. I don't have to wear as much makeup either. I will wear this everyday. I have never been able to do that with any other sunscreen. I no longer worry about searching for a sunscreen. This is it.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! I've been having a lot of trouble finding a daily moisturizer that kept my skin clear, contained SPF, and controlled my oily skin. This moisturizer was recommended to me by a friend and I am so, so happy with it. Not only does it do all three of those things, but my skin feels soft, amazing, and healthy!
Date published: 2015-05-28